Gothic Ultra: hand lettered Gothic blackletter script font by Jess Latham

Gothic Ultra is a free, hand lettered, rough/distressed outline, gothic blackletter script display font by Jess Latham that should work well for vampires, medieval castle signage, halloween and related spooky stuff.

This font is OK to use for commercial, educational, charitable or personal uses. Please see the Freeware License included in README.TXT for license specifics. All forms of web embedding (except creation software) is allowed for Jess Latham's freeware fonts, so consider this a nice web font (#webfont), too. If you would like to say thanks for the free fonts, please consider purchasing any retail font from his collection at Font Spring or My Fonts. This is especially true if you use any freeware font for commercial use.

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NOTE: A special license is needed for the following: creation software embedding. Contact Jess Latham for more info and specific questions (see DESIGNER section contact info, below).

This font is available in both TrueType or OpenType formats, which are both included in this archive, but you should only install one type of font format or the other, not both.

The OpenType fonts (with the '.otf' file extension) have Postscript curves and instruction sets and may be more useful for graphic artists that use publishing software, save their ready to publish work in Portable Document File (PDF) format, or those with Postscript printers.

The TrueType fonts (the file with the '.ttf' extension) are what most people would install if they are just using the fonts in a word processor program, in emails, online, or embedded in apps.

However, all that said, there is an advantage with the OpenType version in than it does offer a smaller file size.

Gothic Ultra is an 'antiqued' hand-lettered blackletter gothic script. It includes a rough or 'distressed' outline to make it look aged and weathered, which is particularly useful for signage. This is a nice display font by Jess Latham that should work well for vampires, mosters, haunted houses, medieval castle signage, halloween, day of the dead, and such related spooky stuff.

This version of Gothic Ultra is currently (Sept 24th, 2021) at version 2.0, even though the font file itself actually does report version 1.000 (version 1 of the new 2.0, is my translation). The font offers a nice set of uppercase and lowercase letters, punctuation, symbols & numerals.

This archive was put together by Doug Peters for Font-Journal using the fonts, sample images and license (in the README.TXT) directly downloaded from Jess Latham's official website (linked below). It has been rearranged in that all the fonts have been moved to the root of the archive so that they are all viewable in the online font repository catalog which only displays the contents of the root (in order to reduce resources and processing power on the server). This text has been added to document what's known about the font, the designer, the license, and offer relevant links to these sources.

This documented font distribution archive can be found at:

Jess Latham
Is a music and design nut from Falkville, Alabama. Jess Latham began designing typefaces in 1997. His commercial font foundry, Blue Vinyl Fonts, focuses mainly on display faces and ornamentals. Many of his commercial typefaces have made it to the best sellers list. You’ve probably seen his work in the aisles of the grocery store, book covers, magazines, television and many other places.

Of course, he also designs freeware fonts. You can check them all out on his website.





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I also design fonts myself. I am setting up to feature some of the fonts I have created, but as of this writing & updating this archive, I'm still working on getting that website updated. Still, you can find most of them on my font repository, if you look me up:

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